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5 from 2 votes

Marry Me Chicken

This marry me chicken recipe consists of boneless chicken, basil, cheese, and sundried tomatoes. A delicious and effortless meal that will have your guests begging for seconds!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 526kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless chicken breasts sliced into 6 cutlets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Set it aside. 
  • Slice the three boneless chicken breasts into 6 thin cutlets.
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper, olive oil, and the spice blend on both sides. 
  • Add oil to a large skillet and cook the chicken for 2 minutes on each side. Remove it from the skillet. Remove any excess grease, if desired.
  • Add the butter to the skillet and scrape the bottom of the pan. Stir in the fresh garlic and red crushed pepper flakes. Cook for 20 seconds
  • Stir in the chicken stock, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. Let it come up to a boil and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Stir frequently. 
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper, add the fresh basil, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Place the chicken back into the skillet, cover, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through. 

Notes

  • bone-in chicken thighs take longer to cook than thin chicken cutlets. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • If using bone-in chicken thighs, make sure to cook the chicken skin side down first, and then finish cooking it in the oven with the sauce for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • If you don't like it spicy, omit the red crushed pepper. 

Nutrition

Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1775IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 1mg